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Old May 14th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #241
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The static image of the motorway network in the Czech Republic + planned sections:
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Old May 15th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #242
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The Twin Cities have a lot of freeways. Because they are so dense, most of them aren't super wide like in cities like Dallas or Houston.

Many of the freeways in the area are poorly designed and the Twin Cities has seen one of the fastest increases in congestion in the country. Because many of the freeways have narrow rights of way, expansion is incredibly expensive. Also, many freeways like Hwy 100 and Hwy 169 were converted to freeways from being main arterials, so many of the exits on those freeways involve having to slam on the brakes while you're still in the traffic lane in order to make a sharp 90 degree turn right onto a residential street.

MNDot really has an infatuation with clover leafs... this causes major congestion, especially where I-35W and I-494 intersect. The cloverleaf there was built in the late 1950s and is largely the same today as it was then despite widening the freeways which have made the circles even tighter and traffic being many times heavier now than when it opened.

Here is 35W just south of downtown. The orange "Freeway Ends" signs were in place after the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed. The detour was to exit onto 94 east, cross the river, and then take MN 280 north to 35W. 280 was not a freeway, but intersections were blocked off to convert it to a freeway. The highway was rebuilt after the new 35W bridge was completed and now has 1 stop light. To ease congestion on the stretch of 94 now handling two of the busiest freeways, they restriped the freeway from 3 to 4 lanes in each direction. The shoulders were removed and the lanes are now much narrower than normal freeway standards... so making the sharp turns between two semi trucks is pretty scary.



The split of 35W and unsigned MN 65 which carries traffic into downtown and to westbound 94. It offers one of the best views of the skyline.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #243
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Old May 16th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #244
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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #245
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Map of Slovak motorway and expressway network

Orange - built, Green - U/C, Grey - Planned
(Dark Red - built/U/C/planned tunnels)

Terminology:

R (or RC) - rýchlostná cesta - expressway
D - diaľnica - motorway



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D1 near Tatras


one of U/C
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Old May 16th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #246
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P.S.The southern most part of A1 and the northern most part of A5 are not finished yet.

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Old May 16th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #247
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Croatian Highways system looks great

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Old May 16th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #248
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P.S.The southern most part of A1 and the northern most part of A5 are not finished yet.
You forgot to mention

A2 some viaducts are half profile
A7 more than half (southern part) is not finished yet
A8 is half profile
A9 (almost whole) is half profile
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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #249
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Map of Albanian Highways



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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #250
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Map of Slovak Highways and Expressways

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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #251
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Map of Israeli Highways:


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Old June 22nd, 2010, 12:50 PM   #252
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A few road maps:

Alps
Europe
Italy
Hungary
UK and Ireland
Romania
Middle East
South Africa
Andes region
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #253
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Those maps are great, thank you very much
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #254
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I checked the maps of the Alps and of Hungary. They are both a few years old. Many new highways were open since ... These maps are a bit outdated.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #255
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But this thread wasn't only for paper road maps?

I have the DeAgostini Italian road map on its latest version (2009/10). At scale 1:250000 it's more detailed than the official Spanish road map, which is at 1:300000. Also note that the official Spanish road map is the only which only shows Spain, other maps show Spain and Portugal.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #256
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I checked the maps of the Alps and of Hungary. They are both a few years old. Many new highways were open since ... These maps are a bit outdated.
Yes they are few years old. It's hard to have an up to date printed map especially for Hungary whose road system growing very fast.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #257
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Map of Albanian Highways



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This particurarly road is almost completed, as it in this photo or there are parts which there are u/c...?
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Old July 21st, 2010, 01:22 PM   #258
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For a while now, the 2011 Rand McNally atlas has been in stores. There are some visual changes compared to the 2010 atlas.

left: 2011, right 2010 atlas
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Detroit detail. Notice the exit numbers.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:44 PM   #259
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Is that the large-print version?
It comes out earlier and earlier every year. I make a point of getting it every year, but don't always do it right away (in my carless years, it wasn't a priority). I used to say to myself in early August "must get this year's Rand McNally before next year's is out." This year, I was very surprised to see the 2011 in May.

I also bought an American Maps atlas this year - comparable quality to the RMcN - and keep forgetting to get the AAA one. My favorite national road atlas was from HM Gousha, but they've been out of business for years. I've started collecting American Maps' state atlases (they only do them for parts of the East Coast). DeLorme does nice topo atlases for every state but the American Maps ones are easier to navigate with - the DeLorme are meant more for recreation (people trying to find good fishing spots in the back country and so on).

And I've started requesting, on line, official maps from the state tourist authorities and departments of transportation. Quality varies, but they're free.

Didn't mean to go on like that, but maybe someone will be interested. Just out of curiosity, what American and Canadian maps and atlases are available in Europe?

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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:56 PM   #260
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Until september or october there aren't ant road maps of the Iberic peninsula (Spain+Portugal) of the following year. I bet that this year 2010 won't be done when they release the 2012 RandMcNally map
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